June 6, 2001

ISP row sparks Net traffic jam

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "Unlike the electrical outages plaguing California, which no one wants, this intentional blackout suited the
purposes of one side in the collapse of talks between two major Internet service providers, Cable & Wireless and
the financially strapped PSINet. A critical link between the two networks was cut, blocking some companies
from seeing their own Web sites, and stalling e-mail between thousands of sources."
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